You could also receive extra tax credit payments if you’re responsible for looking after a child.
If one of your children was born before April 6, 2017, you may get the family element of child tax credits – with the maximum amount being £545.
If all of your children were born before this date, you’ll be elligble for the child element, which amounts to a maximum of £2,830.
If you care for a child with a registered disability, you could earn £3,415, which rises to £4,800 for those with a severe disability.
You can receive working tax credits and child benefit tax credits at the same time depending on your circumstances.